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The College Club of Boston
Ranked #10 of 39 Boston B&B and Inns
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“Beautiful Back Bay B&B”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

We enjoyed a three night stay in this elegant brownstone B&B in this scenic and convenient location in Boston. We had chosen a double with bath (singles use a bath shared with two rooms) and found ourselves in a large, high ceilinged room, the Smith Room, which was decorated in pale yellow and blue toile. The white marble fireplace was a nice focal point when we sat and read in the period upholstered chairs. As we looked out on Commonwealth Ave, we experienced a bit of city noise, but not at a bothersome level. As we were close to Boston Garden as well as Newbury and Boylston streets, we had the pleasure of walking in the park or finding eateries close by.

Staff were helpful but not intrusive. The facility was spotlessly clean, and though the temps outside were low, our room was toasty warm. We found the cold breakfast buffet more than adequate, with cereals, various breads, yogurts, boiled eggs, and fresh fruitcups. The coffee and tea were available around the clock and we enjoyed our share of the cookies provided most of the day.

The only fault I could find was that the free WiFi was a bit flaky; sometimes it was adequate to stream live content on our devices and at other times we had trouble loading websites.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

It is not far from the city centre - a short walk away across the common. I had a very interesting bedrooms, but the lighting could have been better. The breakfast was adequate. The staff were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

We had breakfast and lunch over several days and the food was fantastic. The staff is wonderful and the rooms are beautiful! The weather sucked, but that isn't under the control of management. I look forward to staying there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

My Husband and I stayed at the College Club for 1 night last week. We are return guests and this was our 4th stay.

Everything was perfect except for breakfast. The kitchen staff did not show up on Sunday morning. I emailed the hotel explaining the issue and asked for a discount on my next stay. They never responded to my email.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Coming in late , not really wanting to face concierges or bell people?
I let myself in and went straight to my room, the key was waiting in the hall!
Clean and roomy, a little worn, but in a good way!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014

Everything about my stay was absolutely perfect. The room was always clean, warm and cozy.
The location of this b&b is the best, everything is walking distance and the subway is just a few minutes away and it is so easy to use.
<3 Boston

  • Stayed January 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

We loved the vintage feel. Our room was very spacious, clean, and cozy. The view of the park was spectacular. The coffee and afternoon tea was a nice added touch. The staff was helpful. Walking distance to beacon hill, subway stops, newberry street, public park, boston commons and various restaurants.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Property: The College Club of Boston
Address: 44 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02116-3104
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Region: United States > Massachusetts > Boston > Back Bay
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Boston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The College Club of Boston 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The College Club's eleven guest rooms offer Back Bay charm and personal comfort to visitors. Six rooms have decorative fireplaces and private baths, while the five single occupancy rooms have shared baths. Each room's decor is unique to the college it represents. Free wireless internet is available. A complimentary continental breakfast is offered daily. Located in Boston's historic Back Bay, The Club is within walking distance of the Freedom Trail, Theater District, Beacon Hill, Public Garden, and Copley Square. There are many excellent restaurants and shops all within walking distance of The College Club. ... more   less 
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